About the A1000 cycle and bus lane

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The new A1000 cycle and bus lane was opened in November 2020. The scheme has seen the creation of 3.2km of new cycle lanes in the Finchley / Golders Green areas of Barnet borough, providing a safe and direct green corridor for commuters and leisure cyclists alike. The cycle lane provides a speedy connection between North Finchley Town Centre in the north and the boundary with Haringey borough in the south.

The latest design plans for each section of the cycle route are shown here:


Long-term traffic planning

The A1000 cycle and bus lane is an exciting step forward towards the future of travel in the borough. Proposals for the A1000 cycle and bus lane were first agreed in early 2020 following public consultation on the council’s Long-Term Strategy Plan 2020-2041. Paid for by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, initial timescales for building the A1000 scheme were brought forward in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Barnet will see its population increase by 50,000 people over the next 20 years, which will place a huge strain on the current transport network. The council is looking at how to adapt some existing roads now and in the future for all road users, improving choice for commuters whether to travel by private car or motorbike, bus, or by bicycle.


Benefiting local businesses

Transforming how people travel across Barnet will be a huge boon for local traders; research shows that cycling and public realm improvements can increase local retail sales by up to 30%, and cycle parking delivers five times more retail spend than the same area of car parking.

Increasing the number of journeys on the borough’s roads made by bicycle and public transport will also help us work towards the ambitions of our Long Term Strategy Plan 2020-2041, which commits the council to ensuring that “transport contributes positively to the health of the borough, by prioritising active travel and ensuring continued improvement in air quality”.


Public feedback on the experimental A1000 cycle lane

The council will decide whether to make the cycle and bus lane scheme a permanent feature after reviewing feedback during the Experimental TRO consultation period and collected monitoring data, over a period not exceeding the 18 months maximum Experimental TRO period ie until March/April 2022.

Initially, the council introduced the scheme under an ‘Experimental Traffic Order’ (ETO), which allows for public comments about the measures to be considered after the ETO has been implemented.

ETOs last up to 18 months. In that time comments or objections to the proposals are received and considered.

The new A1000 cycle and bus lane was opened in November 2020. The scheme has seen the creation of 3.2km of new cycle lanes in the Finchley / Golders Green areas of Barnet borough, providing a safe and direct green corridor for commuters and leisure cyclists alike. The cycle lane provides a speedy connection between North Finchley Town Centre in the north and the boundary with Haringey borough in the south.

The latest design plans for each section of the cycle route are shown here:


Long-term traffic planning

The A1000 cycle and bus lane is an exciting step forward towards the future of travel in the borough. Proposals for the A1000 cycle and bus lane were first agreed in early 2020 following public consultation on the council’s Long-Term Strategy Plan 2020-2041. Paid for by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, initial timescales for building the A1000 scheme were brought forward in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Barnet will see its population increase by 50,000 people over the next 20 years, which will place a huge strain on the current transport network. The council is looking at how to adapt some existing roads now and in the future for all road users, improving choice for commuters whether to travel by private car or motorbike, bus, or by bicycle.


Benefiting local businesses

Transforming how people travel across Barnet will be a huge boon for local traders; research shows that cycling and public realm improvements can increase local retail sales by up to 30%, and cycle parking delivers five times more retail spend than the same area of car parking.

Increasing the number of journeys on the borough’s roads made by bicycle and public transport will also help us work towards the ambitions of our Long Term Strategy Plan 2020-2041, which commits the council to ensuring that “transport contributes positively to the health of the borough, by prioritising active travel and ensuring continued improvement in air quality”.


Public feedback on the experimental A1000 cycle lane

The council will decide whether to make the cycle and bus lane scheme a permanent feature after reviewing feedback during the Experimental TRO consultation period and collected monitoring data, over a period not exceeding the 18 months maximum Experimental TRO period ie until March/April 2022.

Initially, the council introduced the scheme under an ‘Experimental Traffic Order’ (ETO), which allows for public comments about the measures to be considered after the ETO has been implemented.

ETOs last up to 18 months. In that time comments or objections to the proposals are received and considered.